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At least 213 killed in biggest terror attacks in Baghdad this year

The explosion in Baghdad took place when the streets were filled with young people and families out after sunset on 3 July 2016. Photo: Reuters

Suicide car bomber hit Iraqi capital near the end of Ramadan festival with streets full of people BAGHDAD (Iraq) — At least 213 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most of them in a busy shopping area as residents celebrated Ramadan, security officials said. The deadliest attack took place in the central Karada district ... Read More »

At least 41 dead, 200 injured in Istanbul airport blasts

More than 30 dead, dozens injured in Istanbul airport blast

Death toll in suicide bombings at Istanbul airport may rise as many are critically injured ISTANBUL (Turkey) — At least 41 people were killed and 239 injured on Tuesday in a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s main Atatürk airport, Turkish officials have confirmed. Police fired shots to try to stop two of the attackers just before they reached ... Read More »

More than 3 million sign British petition for new EU referendum

More than 3 million sign British petition for new EU referendum

UK petition for second Brexit referendum reaches 3 million signatures and rising More than 3 million Britons and UK residents have signed a petition requesting a second referendum, days after a shock vote to leave the European Union. British parliament is obliged to consider any petition posted on its website that amasses more than 100,000 signatures. The petition demands the Government ... Read More »

Britain votes to leave the European Union, PM Cameron to resign

Britain votes to leave European Union (EU)

PM David Cameron to resign after UK votes to leave the EU in referendum that could seal the fate of the union. The United Kingdom has shocked the world by cutting ties with the European Union in a surprising result Friday that threw financial markets into turmoil and forced Britain’s prime minister to resign. Britain has voted to leave the European ... Read More »

German police shoots down gunman outside movie theater, no one injured

Germany-cinema-attack

German special forces have shot a man dead who stormed a cinema in Viernheim, near Frankfurt. FRANKFURT (Germany) — A masked, armed assailant attacked a multiplex movie theater in the German city of Viernheim on Thursday and took hostages before he was killed by german special police units that stormed the building, officials and local news media reported. Despite initial ... Read More »

Syria has lost more than 700 doctors to war: UN

Syria has lost more than 700 doctors to war: UN

“Schools, hospitals, mosques, water stations – they are all being turned into rubble,” chief of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria says More than 700 doctors and medical personnel have been killed in attacks on Syrian hospitals since the outbreak of civil war more than five years ago, UN investigators said on Tuesday. Commission chief Paulo Pinheiro told the ... Read More »

Italy’s Osteria Francescana named world’s best restaurant

Osteria Francescana

Italy’s Osteria Francescana tops list of world’s 50 best restaurants while Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca is at No. 2 and New York’s Eleven Madison Park is at No. 3 Italy’s Osteria Francescana was crowned world’s best restaurant of 2016 at an awards ceremony in New York, the first Italian establishment to win the annual accolade. As for the ... Read More »

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